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Healthcare Graduate School Loans

Empowering tomorrow's healthcare leaders.

Get on the road to success with student loans to help finance your postgraduate education in healthcare.

Please Note: Laurel Road is not accepting student loan applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

Laurel Road is not offering Graduate School Loans for the 2022-2023 school year.

At this time, Laurel Road is not offering Graduate School Loans for the 2022-2023 school year. If you’re interested in receiving future updates about our Graduate School Loans, please complete this form and we’ll keep you updated. For more information about our Graduate School Loans, visit our FAQs.

Why Borrow with Laurel Road?

Flexible Repayment1

Multiple repayment options available while in-school or during your grace period.

Employment Discount2

0.25% employment discount available after graduation.

No Hidden Fees

No application or origination fees or prepayment penalties.

Nursing, Physician Assistant, Medical, and Dental School Financing

Seamless online application.

Our secure process makes it quick and easy for you to validate eligibility, view rates, explore loan options, complete your application and ultimately fund your graduate education.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Laurel Road still offering Graduate School Loans?

    Based on current Federal rates and offerings, Laurel Road will not be offering Graduate Loans for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. For information on alternative financing options, please contact your school’s financial aid office for resources and information regarding scholarships, grants, and federal student aid. Most schools will likely have a list of private lender options for students in need of a private loan option.

  • What are my repayment options and when do I need to start making payments on my loan?

    Laurel Road offers a few different payment options while in school.

    Full deferment: You can defer your interest payments while enrolled in school, in addition to the six-month grace period following graduation or termination of enrollment. Afterward, unpaid accrued interest is added to your loan balance and you will begin making full principal and interest payments.

    *Flat $50 payments: You can make monthly payments of $50 beginning approximately one month after the final loan disbursement date up until completion of the six-month grace period. Afterward, unpaid accrued interest is added to your loan balance and you will begin making full principal and interest payments.

    *Interest-only payment: You can choose to pay only the interest each month while you’re in the deferment period. This is a great way to make a dent in your interest while in school, without having to make the full repayment. Payments begin 1 month after each final loan disbursement date up until completion of the six-month grace period. Afterward, you will begin making full principal and interest payments.

    *Immediate Repayment payment: You can pay the full principal and interest payment every month while you’re in school. This plan is for students who want to begin paying down their student loans while enrolled in school.

    *When selecting a flat, interest-only, or an immediate repayment option, payment is required only after the final disbursement for loans with multiple disbursements. Interest will accrue between disbursements and will be added to the principal amount of your loan at the beginning of the full repayment period. For more information, review your final closing documents for a detailed overview of your repayment terms.

  • Who is eligible to finance their in-school student loan with Laurel Road?

    Laurel Road Graduate Loans are available to individuals attending medical or dental schools, individuals pursuing a masters or doctorate degree in nursing, and individuals pursuing a degree to become a physician assistant.

    Students that have accepted an offer to enroll at least half-time or are currently enrolled at least half-time at an eligible school program, are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident with a valid I-551 card (a conditional I-551 card will not be accepted) are eligible to apply for a graduate school loan with Laurel Road. Not all degrees are eligible at all schools.

  • What is the minimum and maximum amount I can borrow with Laurel Road?

    The minimum loan size that you can borrow with Laurel Road is $5,000. The maximum loan size is the total Cost of Attendance (COA) with certification of enrollment, degree, and graduation year from your school.

Disclaimers

This is not a federal student loan. The terms of this product may differ from terms available with a federal student loan. For example, this product does not contain special features such as income-based repayment plans. Also deferment, forbearance options, and loan forgiveness options may differ from those available for federal student loans, and privately-funded student loans are not eligible to be included in a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan. For more information about Federal student loan programs, please visit Federal Student Aid.

  1. When selecting a fixed, interest only, or an immediate repayment option, payment is required only after the final disbursement for loans with multiple disbursements. Interest that accrues and is unpaid between disbursements and during any deferment period, as applicable (including any interest that accrues in excess of required in-school payments), is capitalized at the beginning of the full repayment period.
  2. If you successfully graduate from an eligible program at an eligible institution and provide us with acceptable documentation that you have graduated and accepted employment, your interest rate will be reduced by 0.25%. Employment does not need to be in your field of study to qualify. Any rate reduction will be effective only after lender has confirmed and approved eligibility for the rate reduction. If the interest rate is adjusted due to the Employment Discount, your required monthly payment amount will be reduced in the next billing cycle following confirmation of eligibility.

Graduate Loan – Eligibility & Additional Details

ELIGIBILITY

Borrower, and Co-signer if applicable, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident with a valid I-551 form ("permanent green card") at application. Permanent resident alien applicants will need to provide copies of the front and back of their permanent green card for approval. Conditional green cards will not be accepted. Borrower, and Co-signer if applicable must also state that they are of at least borrowing age in the state of residence at the time of application; enrolled in good standing on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the eligible institution) in an eligible program at an eligible institution, and meet Lender underwriting criteria.

FEE INFORMATION

There are no origination fees or prepayment penalties associated with the loan. Lender may assess a late fee if any part of a payment is not received within 15 days of the payment due date. Any late fee assessed shall not exceed 5% of the late payment or $28, whichever is less. A borrower may be charged $20 for any payment (including a check or an electronic payment) that is returned unpaid due to non-sufficient funds (NSF) or a closed account.

KEYBANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

This information is current as of March 31, 2022. Information and rates are subject to change without notice.